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Carbon County

Carbon County recognized as a Groundwater Guardian Community in since 2000
Explanation of Groundwater Guardian Award

Community Profile: http://www.groundwater.org/active/community.asp?id=160

Rick Grant
Carbon County Groundwater Guardians
P.O. Box 104
Palmerton, PA 18071 US
Phone: 570-645-8597
Fax:  570-645-8499
E-mail:  info@carbonwaters.org
Website: http://www.carbonwaters.org

Pocono Northeast Resource Conservation & Development Council (RC&D), $4,978

Funded by: LWVPA-CEF WREN Project, Watershed Protection Project 2010-11
Project Title: Rain Barrel Education

Area to be protected: Delaware and Susquehanna rivers

Partners: Carbon County Environmental Education Center, Carbon and Northumberland County Conservation Districts, Carbon County Groundwater Guardians, Wilkes University.

Focus: The Pocono Northeast RC&D Council and partners will develop a series of stormwater management workshops for local communities and municipalities about how to plan for and manage stormwater to improve water quality and prevent flooding.  Each community participant attending the workshops will construct their own rain barrel to help become part of the solution and to aid understanding that implementation begins with each property owner taking responsibility to manage their own runoff.

Contact:  Brian Oram, 570-282-8732, 570-335-1947. bfenviro@ptd.net


Wildlands Conservancy, Carbon Co, $4700

Funded by: LWVPA-CEF WREN Project, Watershed Protection Project 2007-2008
Project Title: Stormwater and Land Development - The Water Quality Connection
Area to be protected: Lehigh River Watershed

Partner: Weissport Borough

Focus: hold a workshop to educate municipal decision makers in Carbon County and those who advise them on land use matters about managing stormwater in ways that will minimize the impact of nonpoint source pollution in the Lehigh River watershed

Read the Final Report. . 

Contact:  Camille Lore 610-965-4397, clore@wildlandspa.org

Southeast Project Grass.  Bucks, Carbon, Chester, Delaware, Lehigh, Monroe, Montgomery, Northampton and Schuykill counties, $4,950

Funded by: LWVPA-CEF WREN Project, Drinking Water Source Water Protection Project 2006-2007
Project Title: Southeast Project Grass Grazing and Pasture Management Planner
Area to be protected: Delaware and Susquehanna watersheds
Partners: Natural Resources Conservation Service, Penn State Cooperative Extension and Reading Area Water Authority
Focus:  develop a 12-month Grazing and Pasture Management Planner illustrating Best Management Practices of pasture management that have been shown to be effective at lowering risks of pollution to drinking water supplies. 

Contact: Dan Ludwig, dan.ludwig@pa.usda.gov

Pocono Northeast Resource Conservation & Development Council , 10 Counties in Northeast PA; $ 5000

Funded by: LWVPA-CEF WREN Project, Watershed Protection Project 2005-2006
Project Title: Stormwater Management Education Initiative
Areas to be protected: streams and rivers in Northeastern PA
Partners: Clarks Green, Dallas and Port Clinton Boroughs;  Delaware Township,  Lackawanna College, EPCAMR, Carbon, Lackawanna, Luzerne, Monroe, Nothumberland and Schuykill County Conservation Districts

Focus:  survey municipal officials, publish and distribute a stormwater management handbook, develop a website, and host workshops focusing on best management practices aimed at local officials whose efforts include reducing nonpoint source pollution in streams and rivers located in the 10 county region.

Contact: Ryan Koch, email: Ryan.Koch@pa.usda.gov or

Irvil Kear, (570) 282-8732, icpmik@infonline.net


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